Will The Last Jedi Deal With The Prophecy?


This weekend’s Star Wars Rebels once again brought up the Prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the Force. While some people are writing extremely long think pieces in their belief that the Prophecy was moved to Luke (in some psychotic head canon where the Prequels don’t exist), the fact remains that Anakin was the Chosen One. Despite Obi-Wan’s comments in the episode, as he truly believed Anakin was lost and Luke was the New Hope, Anakin Skywalker was the one who tossed Emperor Palpatine to his death; not Luke.

This wasn’t the first time the Chosen One who will destroy the Sith has been brought up in Rebels. They’ve been building up to it all season, and it’s very possible it could be another element dealt with in the animated series and then expanded upon in The Last Jedi this December.

One big piece of evidence that Lucasfilm isn’t done with the Prophecy is the SWEU. Much like the Whills or Yoda’s race, one thing SWEU writers were never allowed to touch was the Prophecy. Even after Revenge of the Sith, when people thought there would never be a Star Wars movie again, the Prophecy was off-limits. That means Lucas had plans for it in the future.

With the recent confirmation of Yoda in The Last Jedi, and rumors of a Force Ghost Obi-Wan (and possibly even Anakin), it’s very possible we may be getting some more Force education on Ahch-To. That could very well explain what the Prophecy really was and how it connects to the Sequel Trilogy, if it still does at all.

Lucasfilm is starting to touch on the Whills (and we’re told there’s more coming) and while I doubt we’ll learn much about Yoda’s race anytime soon; the Prophecy of the Chosen One is very likely on the table for some more Star Wars storytelling.